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Course summary

Gain in-depth knowledge on how the human body works in health and disease. You’ll learn how to diagnose and treat diseases in our specialist laboratories. Prepare for a career in public health With a degree in biomedical science, you can be part of the fight against critical public health issues such as cancer. The work of biomedical scientists has been crucial in the detection of global viruses, including COVID-19. They’ve also played a key role in the development of vaccines and the testing and development of drugs. Accredited study This industry accredited degree will enable you to understand and explore advances in the field. This could include how biomedical science has helped in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of a variety of illnesses. Choose your pathway At the end of your first year of study, you could choose to continue your multidisciplinary studies and gain a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. Alternatively, you could choose to study for a combined degree award by specialising in one of our specific pathways: Medical Biochemistry Pathway

  • Study biochemical interactions within the body, and the diagnosis of biochemically related diseases.
Medical Microbiology Pathway
  • Study the types of pathogen that cause infectious disease, and the strategies they use to attack the body. You’ll learn how to diagnose disease and understand the treatments available. You’ll also look at the global burden of infectious disease and the worldwide initiatives underway to try and control this challenging threat.
Pharmacological Sciences Pathway
  • Discover how different drugs are used for the treatment of diseases and what effect they have on the body. You’ll also develop your understanding of pharmacological principles and how they inform the development of drugs.
Molecular Biotechnology Pathway
  • By looking at biological processes involving genetics and gene technology, you’ll learn about the molecular advances in the treatment of disease and how treatments are developed.
We also offer the BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science course, or one of the above pathways as an applied route. If you choose to take an applied route, you’ll complete a 45-week placement* in an NHS pathology laboratory after your second year. You’ll then return to the university to complete your final year of study. Hands-on experience *You’ll gain valuable work experience and training during your placement which will enable you to complete an IBMS registration portfolio while you study. When successfully completed and verified, your portfolio will enable you to apply for entry onto the HCPC register as a Biomedical Scientist after graduating. You’ll be able to do this without the need for further training. Please note, placements may be limited so will be subject to availability. Why study Biomedical Science at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Dual accreditation from both the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and the Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • 100% of students on BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  • Our specialist pathways will enable you to choose to focus on a particular discipline
  • Our course is aligned to the criteria required to join the NHS Scientist Training Programme
  • You'll study in our specialist Biomedical Sciences Laboratories where you can master specialist testing equipment; and familiarise yourself with the latest data and AV technology, microbiology facilities, and cell culture suites
*National Student Survey 2023


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Human Physiology
  • Immunology & Haematology
  • Microbial World
  • Practical Skills & Study Skills
  • Principles of Pharmacology
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Professional & Scientific Practice
  • Medical Pathophysiology
  • Immunological Disorders
  • Transfusion Science
  • Research Methods in Biosciences
  • Physiology & Metabolism (Biomedical Sciences pathway)
  • Human Genetics (Biomedical Sciences pathway)
  • Infectious Diseases (Biomedical Sciences and Medical Microbiology pathways)
  • Medical Environmental Microbiology (Medical Microbiology pathway)
  • Metabolic Biochemistry (Medical Biochemistry pathway)
  • Biochemistry of Common Diseases (Medical Biochemistry, Molecular Biotechnology and Pharmacological Sciences pathways)
  • DNA Technology (Molecular Biotechnology pathway)
  • Pharmacological Treatment of Disease (Pharmacological Sciences pathway)
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Enterprise in Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Genetics
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Blood Diseases
  • Project
  • Biology of Cancer (Biomedical Sciences pathway)
  • Clinical Biochemistry (Biomedical Sciences, Medical Microbiology and Medical Biochemistry pathways)
  • Global Topics in Infectious Diseases (Medical Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry, Molecular Biotechnology and Pharmacological Sciences pathways)
  • Medical Biotechnology (Molecular Biotechnology pathway)
- Advances in Pharmacology (Pharmacological Sciences pathway)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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